My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Despite saying in my review of Turning on a Dime that I probably wouldn't read more books by Maggie Dana, the premise in this one lured me in anyway.
Thank you, NetGalley and Pageworks Press, for this free book to review!
A valuable show jumper is dead, and it’s all her fault, which is why 14-year-old Kate McGregor has put horses and riding out of her life. Forever!What I liked:
But her new summer job as a companion to Holly Chapman, a former riding star who’s now confined to a wheelchair, takes Kate back to the barn — the last place she wants to be.
Can Kate keep her terrible secret from Holly, who is fast becoming her best friend? More important, can she keep it from Angela Dean who lives for only two things — winning ribbons and causing trouble?
Kate manages to hide her secret until a riding accident forces it into the open . . . and it’s just the moment Angela has been waiting for.
1. It was an easy read. On the verge of being too easy.
2. Liz, Holly's mom. Poor thing, she has to put up with so much.
|So very, very much.|
1. Aren't horses supposed to have some kind of personalities? These ones sure didn't.
2. For the matter, the girls didn't either. We hear Kate's dad has practically abandoned her, but it doesn't seem to have much of an effect.
3. The plot twists felt so dang convenient. Something bad would happen and then be resolved on the next page.
I would recommend this book to horse lovers, but especially younger ones. I know one who I might buy it for, actually. ;)
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